Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
Why do I walk? I walk because in the Spring of 2009 my brother Jeffrey was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I can remember getting the phone call as my parents were rushing back from Kansas as my father was attending a work related event. I was a Freshman in college and I can remember thinking when I got the phone call that my brother was in the hospital that I was going to loose my brother. The drive from La Crosse seemed like an eternity. I got to the hospital and I can remember seeing him and him telling me "if you cry so help me...." it was then I knew that Jeffrey was going to be okay. :) To this day it breaks my heart to see the impact it has had on his life. Living with diabetes is not something I would wish on anyone. Pricking your finger each day to test your blood sugar, and giving yourself insulin injections. Fortunately, my brother has been able to have an insulin pump that gives him insulin which he adjusts how much he gets when he eats. Carb counting is something that he is a professional at, and if you would ask him how many carbohydrates are in the meal he is eating, in no time he would be able to tell you. This road is a difficult one to travel and being a busy young man in his 20s makes it even more difficult. It is my hope that one day they will find a cure not only for my brother but all of those that live with this autoimmune disease.
Any donation that is made is most greatly appreciated! Thank you!!!
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